Peach Lake Wastewater Alternatives

Project Details

Client Stearns & Wheler
Dates 2003-2004
Location Putnam and Westchester Counties, NY

Peach Lake is located in a residential area on the border of Putnam and Westchester Counties, NY. The small lake was listed on state and federal 303(d) compendia of impaired waters due to elevated phosphorus (and nuisance plant and algal growth) and the potential presence of pathogens. Stearns & Wheler was selected to perform an evaluation of wastewater collection and treatment alternatives. EcoLogic was included on the project team to develop water and nutrient budgets for the lake, quantify the benefits achieved by reducing wastewater inflows from the surrounding individual on-site wastewater collection systems, and recommend other lake restoration measures.